XI'AN, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Over 300 tonnes of supplies for combating the novel coronavirus pandemic will be sent from Xi'an, capital of northwestern China's Shaanxi Province, to Europe, according to local authorities.
The first batch of the supplies weighing more than 20 tonnes, gathered from across China, was sent from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport to Germany's Leipzig at 3:30 a.m. on Monday.
The first batch includes over 2 million pairs of medical gloves and over 30,000 protective suits.
Thirteen more cargo flights are expected to be arranged for sending all of the supplies, which include face masks, protective clothes and ventilators. The supplies are expected to be distributed across Europe after arriving in Germany.